March 2009

Success Through Invention & Product Development – RESBDC Workshop

“Learn to develop your invention, product, idea or service and get it to market. Research and protection of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks and copyrights.”

Presented by Redwood Empire Small Business Development Center Instructor, Steve Schneider.

The workshop is on March 11, 2009 • 9:00am – Noon

Participants MUST ATTEND Success Through Invention Workshop Prior to Attending Product Development for Inventors. The workshop is on March 25, 2009 • 9:00am – Noon.

Redwood Empire Small Business Development Center
606 Healdsburg Avenue, Santa Rosa

Information and Reservations or call 1-888-346-SBDC

Pre-Venture Training to Get a Great Start – RESBDC Workshops

The Redwood Empire Small Business Development Center offers these three low-cost workshops for everyone considering their own business venture:

Pre-Venture training is a series of training sessions on business fundamentals for people who have developed a business concept, and initiated the planning process to start their business. Upon completion of modules I,II,III and completion of a business plan, the attendee will be assigned a core counselor.

Upcoming dates:

Module 1: Planning and What to Consider When Starting a Business & Legal Aspects of Starting Your Business
March 9, 2009 • 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Module 2: Marketing & Financing Your Business
March 16, 2009 • 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Module 3: Developing Your Business Plan
March 23, 2009 • 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Redwood Empire Small Business Development Center, Conference Room
421 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
1-888-346-SBDC

Online Reservations Reservations Required!

Get Outrageously Creative Creative Tips for Saving Money and Growing Your Business

Small Business Trends asked its readers for their most creative tips to save $ and grow a business – they have been collected and are available online: Get Outrageously Creative.

American Idol Advice For Entrepreneurs

There’s No Traffic on the Extra Mile by Minor If the music director of American Idol can’t tell you how to achieve your dreams, no one can. [LJ Review, 2007]

There’s No Traffic on the Extra Mile: Lessons on the Road from Dreams to Destiny, by Rickey Minor [Gotham, 2009]

$14 Million for Sonoma Projects – Secrets to Selling Your Goods and Services to Government and Major Purchasers

First local review of about $14 million available in the next few weeks for Sonoma County transportation and construction projects in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

  •  Learn basic “Nuts and Bolts” of doing business with local corporations, utilities, federal, state, county, and city agencies and school districts.
  • Find out what opportunities and benefits the new federal fiscal stimulus package may offer to local businesses.
  •  Leave with a list of department contacts responsible for day-to-day purchases, general and professional services, and construction contracts.
  • Introduce your business to federal, state, city, corporate, utility, and school district buyers.

The Small Business Procurement Workshop and Networking event is hosted by the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, North Coast Builders Exchange, County of Sonoma Purchasing Division, and many other local agencies and Chambers of Commerce.

March 12, 2009 • 7:00 – 10:00am
Doubletree Hotel, One Doubletree Drive, Rohnert Park

Information & Reservations Reservation deadline is March 9, 2009.

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